Assistant United States Attorney

Location: USAO District of Alaska

222. W. 7th Avenue., Room 253
Anchorage, AK 99513
United States

About the Office:
(PLEASE NOTE: This Announcement is being re-opened in an attempt to broaden the applicant pool. Those who already applied need not reapply.)

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska serves the  State of Alaska through  its main office in Anchorage and two branch offices located in Fairbanks and Juneau. There are 24 Assistant United States Attorneys who  prosecute federal crimes and defend and pursue the interests of the United States in civil cases.  All but four of the District’s 60 employees are currently assigned to the Anchorage office. This employment opportunity is in the Anchorage Criminal Division. 

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:
The successful candidate primarily will be responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. In addition, the candidate may also be called upon to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of other criminal cases as needed to address the districts priorities. Assistant United States Attorneys work their cases from inception through appeal, and thus, in addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments.

The successful candidate must have the legal acumen and experience to successfully prosecute a complex white collar, organized crime, or drug trafficking organization case, or is capable of prosecuting such a case if given the appropriate training and experience. The candidate must also have a prosecutor’s professional temperament and judgment. They must have the desire to do justice, meaning to vigorously use the power of our office to protect the public, but also to protect the rights of defendants based on strong ethical beliefs. Finally, the successful candidate must be an inspiring colleague and leader, or is capable of being such a colleague and leader as they develop. Such leadership can be overt, but can also be exercised by example in day to day work. An essential part of being this type of colleague is being a dedicated team player; someone who believes in effective teamwork.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have excellent academic credentials, a J.D. degree, an active membership in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction, 3 years post-J.D. experience, superior analytical abilities and oral communications skills, excellent research and writing skills, good judgment and strong character. Mentoring and training will be provided.

Preferred qualifications: Prior trial experience and experience prosecuting criminal cases is preferred, but not required.

Assistant U.S. Attorney pay is based upon the number of years of experience, ranging from basic pay $67,930 to $164,100 which includes locality pay. In addition there is a non-taxable cost of living allowance where authorized.

Some travel is required.

Application Process:
PLEASE NOTE: This Announcement is being re-opened in an attempt to broaden the applicant pool. Those who already applied need not reapply.

Applications will be reviewed and acted upon on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No applications will be received after May 9, 2018. All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
No phone calls please. Applications must be submitted online.

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